(Book Review) Plain Faith: A true story of tragedy, loss, and leaving the Amish by Ora-Jay and Irene Eash with Tricia Goyer


Plain Faith
Reviewed by: Ceil Carey

Ministry TItle: ECLA co-president

Church: Community Christian Church in Yorkville, Illinois


Introduction

Title: Plain Faith: A true story of tragedy, loss, and leaving the Amish

Author: Ora-Jay and Irene Eash with Tricia Goyer

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: 2014

Format: Book

Length: 208 pages

OVERVIEW

The Eash family lost two daughters in a tragic buggy accident, one that the father feels is his fault. This book relates their journey starting from that loss that eventually takes them to leaving the Amish and giving their hearts to the Lord. Written in a very matter-of-fact manner and interspersed with many letters, Plain Faith is a testimony to searching hearts following God’s leading despite the many heartaches caused by leaving the religion and culture of their former life.

Because these are not professional authors, at times their writing is rather stilted. Yet the story is intriguing and inspiring and recommended, perhaps particularly for those who enjoy Christian fiction and would like to have a more in-depth look at the Amish.

ASSESSMENT

Rating

4 out of 5 stars.

Suggested Audience

Adults

Christian Impact

Becoming born again Christians and leaving the religion and culture of the Amish was a difficult decision for this family. It could be an inspiration to each of us as we are called to make tough choices in following the Lord.

Ceil Carey is a retired public library professional, Christian book club leader and Co-President of ECLA.


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